Press Release - GSSM Senior Wins First Place in National Youth Art Month State Competition

May 13, 2020

GSSM Senior Wins First Place in National Youth Art Month State Competition

Hartsville, SCGSSM Senior, Shelby Moore of Anderson County, won first place in the high school division of the National Youth Art Month State Competition through the South Carolina Art Education Association.

Sargent Art provided art supplies and a certificate as student and teacher prizes to Shelby Moore and Mrs. Patz Fowle, GSSM Visual Arts Coordinator.

“Shelby Moore is in my Advanced 2-D Art Exploration course and she exemplifies excellence in the field of visual arts at GSSM,” said Patz Fowle, GSSM Visual Arts Coordinator. “Shelby has grown from a person who disliked painting, to having it become her favorite thing. She has become a highly talented, 2-D, and 3-D student of art whose techniques, subject matter and style is recognized and honored. I'm so proud of her and her accomplishments!”

Created in 1961 by The Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI), Youth Art Month was an event to emphasize the value to children from participating in visual art education. Youth Art Month encourages support for quality school art programs and promotes art material safety. The program provides a medium for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences unlike any other curriculum subjects, including problem-solving, creativity, observation, and communication.

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